Master of Theological Studies

The Master of Theological Studies is a two-year graduate degree that helps you understand the biblical, theological and historical foundations of the Christian faith. The MTS is flexible program that can be tailored to meet your learning and ministry interests, or help you prepare for further studies. Students may select electives from across the curriculum, or use them to focus their studies in a chosen concentration.

Students completing the MTS program will acquire a broad understanding of the theological disciplines for Christian faith and practice. Students will:

  1. gain theological understanding and insight through study of the heritage of Christian scripture, history, theology and ministry;
  2. develop aptitudes for thinking critically, theologically and biblically in relation to faith, vocation and ministry; 
  3. acquire critical awareness of God’s mission in the world in its social, cultural and global contexts;
  4. demonstrate depth of understanding in a particular field (for those opting to concentrate in an area of study).

The MTS Modular is a specialized, cohort-based program that allows students to complete the degree, one evening per week, in a fixed sequence of courses delivered over three years. 

Streams:

Christian Foundations
The Christian Foundations program provides a comprehensive foundation in Christian theology, experience, and ministry.

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Pentecostal Studies
The purpose of the Pentecostal Studies is to educate and equip students who wish to specialize in Pentecostal Studies within the broader evangelical context of Tyndale Seminary.
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MTS Modular
The MTS Degree and Graduate Diploma Modular-Cohort Program provides graduate study in an intensive format on a part-time evening basis.

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Indigenous Studies
The Indigenous Studies program is an educational partnership between the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) and Tyndale. It provides a multidisciplinary understanding of Indigenous theology, history and praxis.

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Whether you're interested in vocational ministry and leadership or personal study and enrichment, Tyndale offers a wide range of degree options that will meet your needs and goals.

Graduate Diploma** MTS
Master of Theological Studies**
MDiv
Master of Divinity***
ThM
Master of Theology
DMin
Doctor of Ministry
 
A program geared toward adult learners interested in being equipped for ministry in their chosen profession A degree that will develop students' theological understanding for general educational purposes A degree designed primarily for those considering vocational, church-based ministry An advanced academic degree that provides an opportunity toexplore biblical, theological or historical studies in preparation for a PhD or ThD program An advanced professional degree designed for church leaders whose ministry will be integrated into their study and research Description
9 18 27 6 courses + thesis 6 intensive modules + a major project

Courses
Required

1 year 2 years 3 years 1 year 3 years Duration*
Want to enhance your biblical and theological understandings in a setting that will engage your intellect and deepen your faith Are seeking a foundational graduate degree that can be utilized in a wide range of professional and ministerial contexts Wish to prepare for ordained ministry or for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings Have completed an MDiv or MTS and wish to enhance your ministerial and missional practice with additional scholarship, or prepare for further study at the doctoral level Have completed an MDiv or equivalent and are engaged in substantive ministry further developing your skills and capacities for effective leadership Pursue if...
Notes:
* Program durations are based on a traditional, full-time course load of nine courses per year.
** Also offered in a modular format designed to meet the needs of students with full-time demands such as family, church or career.
*** Tyndale also offers an In-Ministry MDiv degree program for people who are engaged in part-time or full-time in vocational Christian ministry.
 
» Program Faculty

Dr. Arnold Neufeldt-Fast

Associate Academic Dean
Director, MTS Modular Program

neufeldt-fast@tyndale.ca
416.226.6620 Ext. 2655

BTh, Mennonite Bible College, 1987;
BA, Brock University, 1987;
MA, Brock University, 1988;
PhD, University of St Michael's College, 1996

Areas of Specialization: Contemporary Protestant Theology and Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Anabaptist Studies.

Dr. Neufeldt-Fast brings to the position of Director of the Master of Theological Studies Modular Program a strong background in teaching and administration as well as international exposure. From 2000-2006 Dr. Neufeldt-Fast was the Coordinator of a MA in Pastoral Ministries modular program at the Theological Seminary, Bienenberg, Switzerland, in partnership with the University of Wales and the Oxford Centre of Mission Studies. He has taught primarily theology and ethics at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as courses in Christian spirituality. Dr. Neufeldt-Fast has authored a number of articles and scholarly book reviews in both English and German and has translated a variety of German theological texts into English. He is currently translating the second volume of Karl Barth’s Göttingen Dogmatics (Eerdmans). Dr. Neufeldt-Fast is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada.

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Dr. James A. Beverley

Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics

jamesbeverley@sympatico.ca
416.226.6620 Ext. 6706

BA (Hon), Acadia University, 1975
MDiv, Acadia University, 1977
MTh, University of Toronto, 1983
PhD, University of St. Michael's, 1994 College(Toronto)

Areas of Specialization: Apologetics, World and New Religions, Charismatic Christianity, Roman Catholic Theology, and Christian Ethics

Professor Beverley has taught at Tyndale since 1988. From 1978 until his move to Tyndale, he was a professor at Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton, NB. He is the author and editor of twelve books, including Nelson’s Illustrated Guide to Religions, Religions A to Z and Counterfeit Code, a reply to Dan Brown’s famous novel. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara.

 
He is a specialist on the study of new religions and did his Ph.D. thesis on the inner teachings of Sun Myung Moon. He has been interviewed frequently by the media including BBC radio, Finnish television, CBC Radio, The Los Angeles Times, CBC television, Syrian television, CTV News, The Globe & Mail, etc. He is a contributing editor for Christianity Today magazine and a columnist for Faith Today magazine. In 2000 he had a personal interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
 
Professor Beverley is also an expert on the relationship of Christianity to Islam. He is the author of Christ and Islam (College Press, 1997), Understanding Islam (Thomas Nelson, 2001), Islamic Faith in America (Facts on File, 2002). He also wrote the entry on Muhammad in The Quran: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2005) and the entry on Islam in the six-volume Religions of the World (ABC Clio, 2009). He has done research on Islam in Africa, India, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
 
Professor Beverley is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Evangelical Theological Society, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. His expert opinion has been sought in both criminal and civil trials, including the case of Holocaust denier Malcolm Ross. His testimony in a Toronto criminal case was included in a television documentary.
 
His wife Gloria is a kindergarten teacher in the Ontario Public School system. Jim and Gloria have two adult children. Andrea is doing a Ph.D. in English literature and Derek has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design.

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Dr. Van Johnson

Adjunct Professor of New Testament

vjohnson@apchurch.com
416.226.6620 Ext. 0

BA, McGill University, 1979
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1980
ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 1997

Areas of Specialization: Pentecostal History, Luke, Romans, Jewish Apocalyptic, Pastoral Theology

Dr. Van Johnson is Dean of Master's Pentecostal Seminary (established in Toronto in 1996), which is partnered with Tyndale Seminary. He also serves as an instructor in New Testament at Tyndale. Dr. Johnson is the Director of the MTS in Pentecostal Studies - a joint degree of Tyndale and Master's. He lectures yearly at Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, which is associated with Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. He has served on the faculty of both Eastern Pentecostal Bible College and Western Pentecostal Bible College. Along with his teaching and administrative duties, he serves on the pastoral staff at Agincourt Pentecostal Church. This pastoral role is part of the church-based model of Master's Seminary. Rev. Johnson is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. He has written a commentary on Romans in the Full Life Bible Commentary to the New Testament (Zondervan, 1999).

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Application Checklist for Full-and-Part-time Degree-Seeking Canadian Students

 

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One Course at a Time

If you have completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to take graduate-level course you can become an occasional student or audit a course. Or if you are registered at another graduate theological institution and are eligible to take courses at Tyndale Seminary, you can submit a Letter of Permission.

Visiting Student Application Form
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Doctor of Ministry

Apply to the DMin program by using the DMin Application Form.

DMin Admission Requirements
DMin Application Form

Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Tyndale Seminary (CCSTTS)

Apply to the CCSTTS program by using the CCSTTS Application Form.

CCSTTS Application Instructions
CCSTTS Application Form

International Students

Apply by following the instructions on the International Application Form.

International Application Form

 


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The following is a list of all degrees, diplomas, and areas of study offered at Tyndale Seminary. As a graduate theological school, Tyndale Seminary admits students who have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college (see admissions requirements). Click on each of the items below to find descriptions, opportunities and course requirements.